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us: Cole, Maria, 1922-2012


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    • us: Cole, Nat King, Mrs., 1922-2012
    • us: Ellington, Marie, 1922-2012
    • us: Marie Winter, 1922-2012
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    • found: LCCN 92-768658: Love is a special feeling, 1966?
    • found: Bethlehem, p1998: container (Mrs. Nat King Cole) booklet (Maria Cole)
    • found: All-music guide, Oct. 22, 1998 (Maria Cole, b. Aug. 1, 1922)
    • found: National Visionary Leadership Project oral history, 2009-02-05: oral history collection materials (Maria Cole, Marie Ellington, Marie Hawkins Ellington, Marie Francis Hawkins; b. in 1922 in Boston MA, birthname was Marie Francis Hawkins, name during first marriage to Spurgeon Ellington was Marie Elllington, name during marriage to Nat King Cole was Maria Cole, singer who performed with Duke Ellington--no relation)
    • found: LC database, Jan. 26, 2011: (hdg.: Ellington, Marie; usage: Marie Ellington)
    • found: Duke Ellington and his orchestra. 1945 [SR] p1996: container (Marie Ellington, vocal)
    • found: LA Times, July 16, 2012 article dated July 13, 2012 (Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in Boca Raton, Fla.; she was 89)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cole, Maria Hawkins; Maria Hawkins; Marie Winter; jazz singer, socialite, biographer; born 01 August, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; graduated as the salutatorian from Palmer Memorial Institute (1938); attended Boston Clerical College; performed at a local orchestra in Boston; singer in Benny Carter's band in New York; stage name Marie Winter; was snging for Duke Ellington orchestra (1945); married to Nat King Cole (1948), lived in Los Angeles; established and served as a trustee of the Nat "King" Cole Cancer Fund (1965); produced version of play Amen Corner at Broadway (1965); co-authored a book with Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography (1971); was involved in philanthropic endeavors: Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Overseers, Board of Visitors of Medical School of Boston University, Board of Directors of American Cancer Society-Massachusetts, Board of Trustees of Northfield Mount Hermon School; died 10 July, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida, United States)
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